NASA received a 2018 budget of $19.1 billion, 5 percent lower than last years. The budget will support deep space explorations like the journey to Mars and moon. However, the cut will affect earth sciences programs.
Climate groups such as the People's Climate Movement (PCM) have come in opposition of the supposed removal of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) courtesy of the United States Administration under President Donald Trump.
A carbon tax in the United States appears to be growing nearer in implementation. Tesla founder Elon Musk, one of the members of US President Donald Trump's "tech commitee," took it to the president himself to adopt a tax on carbon emissions.
President-elect Donald Trump has long spoken up against climate change claiming it is nothing but a hoax. It appears that even Trump’s team members are following his lead as one of his advisers likened climate change with the theory that the Earth was flat.
US President Donald Trump's administration says it will have an open mind regarding climate change but will still remain skeptic, saying it's a "bunch of bunk."
With only a few weeks left before the Obama administration finally ends and the new president-elect takes his seat, Donald Trump is reportedly already choosing and appointing his cabinet members and advisers. Known to have controversial views regarding many scientific issues, Trump was strongly urged by the scientific community to hire a competent, respected, and trusted science and technology adviser.